Family Dollar same-store sales up 7% in Q3

Matthews, N.C. Family Dollar said its same-store sales jumped 7% during its third quarter.

Total net sales for the quarter, ended May 29 rose 8.4% to $1.99 billion. Sales were strongest in the seasonal and consumable categories.

“The investments we are making to accelerate revenue growth are delivering results,” said Howard Levine, chairman and CEO.

Family Dollar had 6,724 stores as of May 29, including 39 new stores opened in the third quarter.